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Discussion on: FAT32 vs. NTFS: Which Is Better?🔥🔥

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Hekitakai

Nice work. You could also mention issues related to cluster size and fragmentation.
Unfortunately I am not inclined to agree to your conclusion. Generally it's better to use NTFS with exceptions to:

  • compability with other devices (but now many have already support to ntfs)
  • discovering how files system works internally 4GB file limitation is crippling to any modern OS. If I remember correctly, you cannot even install Windows now on FAT32. For linux you have also ext3/4 which is better than NTFS.
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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

Not sure about exFAT?

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Hekitakai • Edited

Well, exFAT is nice replacement for FAT32. Good for external or flash drives. Better compatibility than NTFS, worse than FAT32. Still, you should have in mind that it not good choice if you have many small files due to cluster size.